Author Kevin Hodges

A U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class from Atlanta. Kevin has been woven in the fabrics of america. A talented DJ who's resume grows weekly. His unbiased views on the state of America is supported by his duty to keep America safe.

A common sentiment among American sports fans is that sports is a place for escape.  That sentiment at bare minimum is a very simplistic example of say it with me….Privilege.  Yes, privilege.  While a break from everyday stress is something most people can appreciate, the idea that sports can somehow provide an escape is a luxury that African-Americans and other people of color simply do not have.  Comments like “I watch sports to escape life and politics”  or “I just want to be dumb for a while” especially in the midst of the ongoing demonstrations by athletes against police brutality…